Here are some basic guidelines to help you find the right dose, measured in milligrams (mg). The THC that people usually consider to be the type that puts them on is called delta-9-THC. This is what is responsible for the way you feel after smoking a joint. When delta-9-THC is metabolized in the liver, it is converted to 11-hydroxy-THC.
How your body handles 11-hydroxy-THC depends on age, gender, tolerance, and other factors, but it affects your body much more strongly. If you buy an individual grocery, make sure the package clearly shows how many doses the grocery contains, in milligrams (mg). The duration of an edible high depends on the dose of the food you eat, as well as your tolerance, metabolism and body chemistry. A large meal before an edible could delay the time it takes for the body to digest THC, thus delaying the effects.
When buying from a licensed cannabis store or dispensary, groceries usually come in doses of 5 mg (one dose) or 10 mg (two doses). The effects start quickly for an edible and also last less time compared to other types of edibles. By the simplest definition, edibles are ingestible food products that have been infused with cannabinoids. No one has reportedly died from consuming too much cannabis, but eating too much edible can cause an unpleasant experience.
Eschino adds that “an edible typically high in sugar, such as a gummy, will enter your system a little faster. Eating too much isn't going to harm your body, but you can avoid the unwanted or unpleasant effects of edibles if you know the dosage of the product and what dose of edible works best for you. Eating an edible on an empty stomach can also affect your experience with marijuana, the effects will likely affect you more quickly. With any form of edible, consumers should be aware that cannabis content may vary by product and effects may vary by individual.
And it would be difficult to find an edible in a recreational state that doesn't have the potency clearly labeled in milligrams and the serving size in each edible. Some novel food products, such as french fries, beef jerky, or beverages, can be complicated. Make sure the label clearly states if the entire package contains a dose or how to measure a dose. When buying a multi-pack of groceries, the THC content usually appears on the entire package; for example, a box of 10 marijuana gummies might say “100 mg”, which means that each gummy contains 10 mg.
That can be easily avoided today, and choosing the right type of edible is an easy way to control your experience. Studies are scarce, but laboratory analysis found that, in terms of effects, 1 milligram of THC in an edible is equivalent to approximately 5.71 milligrams of THC smoked.